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residet isa1 o r." e~ La~,'
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lm I' rxplicit n jest that very pit.
to Lag to.' wac 'his u rien t or jae h im.ru'
"I l r:.~1ihtU out. ~ cs o',I o
bub b'' tome tell yo ohi, Mr'.
a'itel.": Mrs le ae san The t Ia
crt. ao hiper "My hoie ItheO star
ca' eed, we tld ine yerdoo a ,he
b d :ii oany becaue thin chol
wa-r-i p ety.
"N, ay. Itih ou'de setl i wth
said, hreatds o swa t eakug out an
bface.~ nTiaorcukda igto
them rs. Siawyer! 'lulre he mouth
3ad said hiftfly:es twiight try to['n by
ence you, Alan,~ onlycs Ihave*'~ p'nt
wa iaeu byaaa Mrs.Joh theoinSer.
Nan Wae' aunti i'via to and hm uno
diaughter ofhe ow."
unles she t itl Yoe t'oth, Talr
rgin "Ta what'r IM &'men, thlan.ar
ca se you eo aMs toan's family
agaist yu. Yu'r oun Yetoa make
L a Wht un anmayblaa. the goold
rd.'. 11 ave mec ons your cortin."t
c0ut i l~h.'l tlin yotui ousid i f
.slln ad, holdo .w'at[raig othen
encewyou, "Nown, oladey 1caa' omen
mak e b y mrnd fol roe. nhpease
ben quicke abut, t.oohav ahundredn
"Ar* neihe Wol iie a reu
Mols commgotl it ois tothae Therw
ayan. Al't'lanM eatl hatwll an. a
ondal of hit own, but do yourmsety
lia inte face, anof tho goo.d
Time Premium u
III 'M- III:% Mculloch W___t.
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h theu it'nt'l
-- L. toP,, Ois
wn g A hour f t, t h d
bee 4wwuihv ruh hr
bruht thorn bLinsedvr ert
ti ens in Uth apea to lauo
gnto the haltl.i
Alan wasl a fn e elw a l n
colhae eodhsyears, brave
101glita uniight he, yet he
wudheruyhaegi ven halt he
waJot oecp h udgmient of
pachwok hu frcd po hhu. "'It
jugun flai, ethought as lie
stood, i figering thle gay, finely13 st itche~d
l'abies., 'E'rinItg to l isteni diefe.renitily13
Lu ('xpJos Itlons' of t heir Pec(uliar aril
surpajnissinig ineritIs. Novice thait he wats
le co ul inot fallI to peirceive''( thle t ruth
if what~i his guides 14o vehiemaently as
sertedi-nameiily, thaut there was nothI
lng else on all thle long lines worthy to
bei named ns aigainst the two( ini ispuite.
leyond~ (lues'tioni both were b~eautlfully
made. Th'lere was not a long stitchi
nor a hoted( turnIng in either. 'TheI
guilting indeeid rose to the ranuk of
bigh art, nnd(, though one milght ques
tion the harmioniy of orange fenthersi
surrioundi~ng a red str upon a ground.
af ult ramaine, they were quite offset
by cr1 usoni and purple tulips with tin
ger' wide stemas, faing over at blue and~t
yellow haslke't to trail on a staring
1Bven 81steur IDemupsey admitted that
lher own risIng sun was quite put out
of court by them. As for tho Irish
chains, monuments, even tihe extrava
gaint silk craizy quil11ts, eeryb)ody uni
derstood that they were exhibited sole
ly through pulIic spirit, to makec a
good showing, wvith no hiope whatever
of a premuium. Allan glanced~ despai r
ingly Over them. 'Tr his conlfusion he
Sspied Nan just entering the hail, laugh..
ing and talking iat a great rato with
his pet aversion, Tim Bayliss. Tim
was rich anmd not ill looking, but, as
evorvhnay .-2od "h~a.tmo
01ough to lead it goose to vater." Ev.
eryb3odly' salld further It wais a shame
the wny Ni an W'IIe kept liln dangling
at fier her wN lit slhe' had been1i1 ias good as
'itgnged to Allan McNeatl ever since
tlle wsit out of short frocks.
"1llere, pin the Ilue on tlt, star and
fenthiter Quick! Before Nan comes!"
Mrs. l'tense voniumided, thrusting a
ln'gth of ribbon Into Allan's band.
hils. Stwyer snatct!hed it anway. "Oh,
but doun't those tulips hang d1owni
gruec. fill!" she sail coaxingly. "I do
hubetn st ill thing. That's why I like
Nai so. She couldn't be stiT. NQ,
not i' slie red."
1isithously seit slid another ribbon
at fil yird of flutteriig azure-be.
"wNVAT 11Ais MY Ll IT1, HOen~ I'll \i
tween .\lan's 1tngers*. "You have got
tO d- ble it st::c!.0\w." she, said Very
le."I l"::ow\ Nan thinkhs .1 hienp thet
1 :it out of
\ dese:-aely.As hie
- eent1wS ees fend
- t e~gh he most ex
lo Wore it as
\ n tindo three
. zaugt him by.
N sister followed,
what hals liny little
he asked unsteadily.
tr a1 comnfort-ing look, took
shf-uldolrs andI set him11
7- -.1 Cold 1-t-. saIyinlg Clearly:
tuy lWrogntive to award the
pllulim for 1patchiwork, I
-t-t tis conit. thle most excellent
U,:, . :.- u st k'h041uen1t speclimenl Itha
t-' - :- lln 111y lu1Ck to Se'e. These oth
kr.", With a1 swVeep (,f the armn toward
tht, 111... "nIy I* muo ormnin ntal.
TheI <bd t ed,1711 11urpos, oif tis fair as
A S toy) ''neoura;e thrift, Indus
try and ti-useful ar "M.' Ir. MarsIl.
See that tis remiumn is paid at one,
Hnd." ti. under his breath, "be sure
It Is dou1 wble-."
"Wh. .vult- 'il thing;:" Nan ored.
fi*tling Ist .htm. "I helleve I Shall
never speak to you asin!"'
A11lan did not. anwer H arubs
V11111in1 the' long blue ribbon onl Lev's
lft sh hh-r. l n If hie heard it dId
not b k, is,1-rt. He married E.tle
Sl-yd. I ' ro-tty, dairk eyed siste r,
lo l b f - h I lr .i..e It rou
he- ruthe al te pold inth ouse'od
asiod ~is;rustsiftheys wouili rind
1.a-;re te. rn ih!! dat ablmy d'h ttla
1:- ilbra a dejeunrtu loor tooukn
ter o Ern "i exulor'.uit setridie
ord-re fo 1-.::d s.lo. Whng ilearly
- ' ay wre stllated teawaxdur
v~.- ' T rlt- ii llttrig adchato ringI
p:;t-> 1 '..-r t'lrn. .\ inytofs thei nen I at
tir1a mvo niluc n- to see heeotk
li'r~ wit i. swrep of then a ven toa
d[hi' ii ' t Lhe-. tal e at OO J w ili the f hotels
souiy to i teir friiendsag hwrft in
Ste thrat-<his lirti sld atndiur
hol ad ndt iI he tudotr fori hiethe fir s tine
ii thi lieiettatnio thiir in
tinaity.a' t yhe lag it exurinit
pitrugnt o rn. l11u thirboiterou&s
lilvtssas i nuuis.tier if lever pIt Id
which thy ret oingitit to maped n iney
lTh e di noti knowt fha'tirenar
iucillusithe Manaer Abotiuete
With te sin tii sheerlt wgnrance.-Iner
hriogtii choll tor iniie plaguhe hsen
wind I'iis 'lent(iri to(113 the nirn pgr
dl ngiiI istates wt es C. 8.1 w oo r 1( ofi1(
Okahrn. I~Here where te (lsesont
artt!uc thatll'r ucor ca i'iuiuc'r be dependedi
uon eire for feedi oingjik hogs ai lie
tuher are " Snarketedii thatiu aeve notd
ori will tliish them.i a It thelf isot
lttlbe thadi i whet forw lo nere psturli
andi solrgum'.'ii foreIi sumer,'u' itupplemnt
lidl with ii Kalli'r forh wIt give(a
good riesui'ltis Te pork ui thirduced
heret o1ya I have ye l t trIol hear'of
th iillst. 'I'se' ofhgi chol exra. omngt
fromi alili pa they Alsookurweon thern
andl ho'gtswr iathei' princvpay pladcts,
thei in eyii plgeit o pde itoey.
en'i'e hedo ho amiled to thkhat foeg theil
diirce ois litsedli y itteo differetO
melt hey ofi feing. she gia pesuaded
herhos on eeru pasthuradrot
to thir illtii oare anded lgesIs corn
hoiig ShoLe wouldt soo be aoorhing
oflatheiias. I loeghr theraseamak
beii tt melnt maturet quilicktecs llessd
Forei etiel p ruci'nofg hos alageo
tei theitri ol, andt'ot~ a grat aealo d
pi'ens pn thei si i' ourn. Fllyr
properi~t' graikepigrwng and Iot ngotht
gwhle 'ot is lot to thet maac ' ~tre
Tooi wl m uh annte id aafaut nt
ncesityho for ery caeu llttenonto
theselit apaentiy omar dertaill, accord
herg tof an ahrit o the yetndoling of
the average'lst otion (tofea omioe n
J uy 1ws 91.3, lae licpae withd 9t.8
on July herd 19 95.5t leotktat theand
tnghate in 1898iu aramen woear arge
of the8. s. hg ~u asdmk
OUR P'AtIS EX lPOSITION IiITTElI.
From ouir lReguIar Ct'rrespiodent.
PAits, I-u.x x:, August 20, 1000.
No little interest Is manifestod in
the coming horte show of the 1aris
EXposition, which will open on 3un
day, September 10th. Tile amount of
money to be distributed in prizes is
more than a half a million frances.
The exact amilount in American inoney
is $110,000. There will also be a large
number of medals awarded. It is ex.
PeCted that the entries from England
and the United States will be largo.
The show is divided intosoven sections,
the first being for thoroughbreds, pure
bred Arabs and Anglo Arabs, with
Over $12 000 in prizes, the lirst prizo
for the thoroughbred etallions being
$1,200, and for tie thoroughbred mares
$800. The second section is for Barbs ;
the third for trotters of French, Ameri
can and lRussian breeds : the fourth for
half-breeds, which including classes
for the EnglIsh Hackney and Cleve
land : the fifth for ponies, the sixth for
cart horses and the seventh for don
It is reported that the Sultan of
Turkey will send a largo number of
pure looded Arabian horses. 'I'ley
will doubtleSs be good specimens of
their kind, but you may set it down
that nothing oriental is excellent. I
use the word etymolog ically. Nothing
oriental can excel the objects of its
class in America or Europe. They not
only do not excel, but nothing oriental
i8 equal to the obj 2et of its class in
America or Europe. I've not been in
the 0.Oient, but I've spent months at
four International 1:xpositions where
the best producthons of all countries
were shown. The Arab horse is a
tough, hardy, Intelligent little animal,
but he is no tougnter or more intelli
gent than the thoroughbred horso of
l'urope or Aineri.a, and he is out
Classed in size, sivcd and endurance by
There has been no less romance
about the Oriental or Cireassian wo
man than there nas been about the
Arabian horse, hut photography is a
stern dislilusionist. liareis have been
photographed. The beauties of the
harem, as they a'e called, have been
exposed to the ruthless camera and
the world is now familiar with the
dark, coarse, heavy type of molded
rather than chiseled features, lacking
in vivacity and spiritually. No artist
would select a Turkish woman for a
model, and no American with an edu
cated taste would want one of thei for
There is no lack of Turkish belles
here in the -:xposition. The side
shows abound with them and bevies of
them c.%n be scen io the dance de -en
tre for one franc. Some of them are
real ty pcs anI are dou btless the best
specimeins of their class fro-m the tLea
tres f COnttantinople. Scuturi and
C:iro, hat mixed among them are girl
from Chieato, N-w York, or they may
be from IP'ris, Kentucky or Cairo.
Ililin',is. it is n't easy or important to
learn their heete or whither: bit
they are American-i sans doute and the
way they outelas thie sluggish houris
of the Urient when it comes their turn
L' Jance is convincing, but not moral.
Une of the most striking building4
in that cellection of :triking arunitec
tural types, the btreet of nations, is the
pavilion of 3osnia, Her zegovina-a re
production of an ancient, donion. with
annexes elaborately decorated. With
in is shown, among other things, a
room sumptuously furnished and oc
cupied by wax figures, representing
the interior of a harem of Bosnia. In
other apartments more modern ex
hibite. in the form of vases, textiles,
etc., ar-c shown. Tihere is an interest
ing collection of photographs en glass
rep)reseniting the most beautiful views
of the Balkan Swit zerlandl.
The buIlding of Servia. Is in the
purest Hyxzanttno style. It has eIght
domes, the central and tallest being
up~wardls of eighty feet in height. In
mai-ked contrast is the D~anish b~ulld
lng a rustic edifice in wood, a repro
duction of a country house in JTutland.
The P ersian edifice, rectangulfar in
shape, IIbws with colnr-violet, blu',
green and r-e. As ycu enter, a rirl
titbrows a perfume on you, while you
look at, the luxurious cushions and
cat-pets andl various objects of art.
Hlere Is where the Shah comes to rest,
fr-om tihe fatigues of sight-seeing at
the Exposition. Near by is the low,
thick-set, house of P'in land, appairenitly
built t.o r-esIst the most power-ful blasts.
It, is :opied from oneo of the ancient
chapels of the country, and contains a
complete exhibltic n of fishing appa
W KN'r, A L. TT L-: 'T00 PeA i.-A corn
mer-cial traveling man landed at Edin
burgh, scotland, one Satur-day night,
too late to get, out, of town for Sunday.
The next (lay he fotund that there was
actualfy no form of amusement in the
whole city to assilst him in whiling
away the day. iHIc went to the proprie
tot- of the hotel to see If lie could suig
ges, a way of passing thte remainder of
The land lordm took pity on the stran
gem- antd took h im to oiie of the rooms
in the house in which a number of
Scotch'nten were playing a game called
" nap,"' wich is a sort of modification
of " event utp.'' They were playing
for a shilling a point, so that the game
was a pirotty stilf one. The stranger
got in the game and played very cau
tiously, for- he was qutite sure of the
players, or at least some of them. One
solemn faced Scot, he was especially
sture, ho caught cheating a number of
times. lie bogan whistling a part of
some vagr-ant tune. T1ho Scot who had
been cheating arose from thte table and
threw down the cards.
"What is the matter '" the other
I 'm gangin' awa'," the Scot answer
ed, glaring at the stranger. "''il play
car-ds wvi 'no mon that whustles on the
--The government bialance sheet cov
ering the~ l'hilippino war shows on the
once side an expenditure of $186,(78,000,
a loss In soldiers of 2,200, and the
woundIng of 2,073 more, to say nothing
of the thousands permanently invalid
ed by the islands, climate and diseases.
And against, this appalling record
there is the beggarly sum of $2,640,000
In c xports last year from this country,
the most of this being for army con
sumiption, while thte imports from the
Islands hardly c(1uaied t~he half of the
-In the Tsland of Minora, one of the
Philippines, the humming birds are
pugnacious little, cr'eatures. A hunt
ing party had a novel exp~erience with
them. One of the huntsimen wandered
biY fr-oim his comrades, but soon his
sarcams were heard- Thousands of
the .humming birds. had attacked him
and wounded hisp jp hundreds of spots
on his face and ncck;. When rescued
he was streaming wIiih blood.
--Tail Beaver, ci- lof of the Coman
che Indians in Oki homa, will take tile
stump) for Bryan nd Stevenson short
ly.. He says he las a contract with
tho.national co mittee to imko these
gr o w.
the reason? Hair
needs help just as
anything else does at
times. The roots re
quire feeding. When
hair stops growing it
1o s es
acts almost instantly
on such hair. It
awakens new life in
the hair bulbs. The
effect is astonishing.
Your hair grows, be
comes thicker, and all
dandruff is removed.
And the original
color of early life is
restored to faded or
gray hair. This is
always the case.
$1.00 a bottle. All druggists.
"I have lised Ayer's Ilair Vigor,
ail,[ :ia ''eally asitttilisIit'l at thl
gnlid it. hitA (imt in keepiing n1ky
; a11 , 1 i1 caaa a I , ti I . It is t lo
liarat. tahlif. I 11;k% ' tritta . antd I
slia a I itilmo to recom ailiend it to
Sept. 24, 189.,. Inttrlington, N. C.
If you do not ottal" a thae bmiefnts
iu expected frot the tis. of the Ilatir
igor, w rit the t la tor abo:t it
Dir. J. C. AYVLE. Lowe.. Mass.
ilt Weather Has Damaged Cottons
and O:her Produe:s.
Cu..: ei.. S. C., A u g u- t 2'.--South
,arolina crops have suffered disas
,rously from the prese-nt intense hot I
pell combined with the urought. Rte
:ently a few local showers have fallen
>ver very limited areas, but otherwise
.here has been no rain in August.
Since July 2,h the mnercury has on no
Jay failed to reach t11, while for the
ast seventeen days ta* is the least maxi
mium recorded, with the average for
Lhat time J0l degrees in the shade.
rhe record of 1l0 surpasses any ever
made before ir South Carolina. Po r
six consecutive days 101, or better, has
been registered by the United States
I 'robably on account of the Intense
:lryness there have been hut few pros
trations and but three or four deaths,
but thbe e!Yoot on business is serious and
merchants as well as farmers have
While the crops have suifered scri
usly and truck gardens have been de
itroyed the heaviest financial loss falls
in cotton planters. Some farmers es
Aimate the cotton yield has been reduc
ad 40 per cent. but only allowing a loss
>f 12 por cent. on an average yield on
she acreage planted, the loss will be
00,000 balos, or $4,500.000. Trhe loss
>n other crops, sugar cane, late corn
nd hay will make the total over $7,
100,000. OIf course, unless there are
general rains within a very few days
the drought will become a disaster
iand actual suifering to small farmers
and negoes will result.
Cotton 11l1(ds are as white as they
Renerally are late in September, but
over half the bolls that, are showing
the white are unmatured, being burst
open by the heat, and the lint is with
out value. Many of the plants are
dying, the leaves drying up and falling
otT, and no more blossoms are coming.
Ordivarily the plants bilossomn until
frost. Nothing can save the farmers
from the loss already sustained, but
rains would start the plants to blossom
ing again and late frosts would permit
the new bolls formed to mature.
As it stands the probable loss to
farmers from this heated month will
be not less than $10,000,000 and may be
very much greater.
ltoports from North Carolina and
oeorgia are but slightly more encour
-'very wheel and stroke of com
m irce th roughout t he g reat Sou thern
l'acific system of railroads and steam
ship lines was stopp)ed for seven min
utes last it'riday, during the burial (of
Collis 1P. Ilumington, in New York.
At the exact moment when the cluck
struck 11 in Now Y'ork oveory hammer
In all the shops ceased clanging; en
gInes paused upon the rails and steoam
ships floated lifeless upon the water.
In Chicago the Ollices remiainedl clos
ed all the morning, and no tickets were
sold or other business transacted until
after the remains of the great rallroau
magnate were laid to rest. Duiring the
short suspension of busince z
men in anllI sectIons of the Uin Itea stte
remained idle. The Chjiessgo 2e 'a
were tlraped with crap.: tL-at a tore
umaln for thirty dlays. Car,: a tt. u
tion has beeon g ive'n to 1.6, :.rceC
of time between Sana iranc: oc anad
New York In order that tre ob--:r va
tioun of respect at ua'.:b~ haCe triht
take jplace at exactly the same ti ne.
Serv ices were heH' at the First I 'res by
terian church, at San Francisco, at the
same time the funeral was in progress
In New York.
- -A train (in the L'lster and Delaware
railway was msto)Jpped recently on ac
count oif the caterpillars, which col
lected on the tracks ir. sulcient numn
hors to stop the train by the lubrica
tion of the rail, which resulted from
the cruishing of thbcir bodies uindler the
wheels. According to the ItallIway
ltevlew it IS neccessary for men to sit
upon1 the cowcatcher and keep away
the obstructIons by holding brooms on
-The war dlepartment has ordered
.t general electIon in Cuba In Septom-1
ber, at which delegates will be chosen
to a convention to be held In .Lavana
in November, to frame a constitution
for the overnment af ihn inland.
A STIANGE SITUATION.
len. Nelson A. Bille to a conrnandier
With no 001umnand.
ews and Courier.
WASIJINUTON, Aug. 24.-In military
bed soclil circles the question ts re
)eatodly asked "What part does Lit3ut.
3on. Miles. commandin general of the
Jnited States army, play In the war
irama now being enacted in the Philip.
)ines and in China ?" The complete
)limination of Gen. Miles from the
nilitary and diplomatic conferences
iold at the White House and in the
)xecutivo departments, relative to the
3andling of the American forces at
10me0 and abroad, is one of the unex
)lained mysteries of the present day.
'ho closest inquiry at the war depart
noot fails to disclose any satisfactory
xplanatlon of the total eclipse of the
listinguishod looking commanding gen
Before he came to Washington his
)redccessors, especially Major Gen.
Schofleid, were frequently summoned
to the White House to confer with the
president and cabinet on all matters
pertaining to the movementor disposi
tion of United States troops, either at
tdome or abroad. lor a while Gen.
Niiles enjoyed similar privileges and
seemed to share the confidence of Mr.
'ieveland and the then secretary of
ffar, Col. Daniel S. Lamont. Prior to
,11s elevation to the rank of command
ng general of the army Gon. Miles had
he reputation of being one of the
.randest types of American soldiery
inown to this generation. His record
n the civil war, together with his
%chievements as an Indian lighter,
nade him the envy of many of his
nilitary associates. When attired in
11s military uniform he presents a com
nanding and admirable appearance.
Jifted with a magnificent physiquo,
,lean-cut features and a graceful and
lignified bearing,it would be dillicult, to
,onceive a more striking military com
nander than Gen. Miles. In addition
;o his long, active and eficient service
n the tield, especially against savage
Pribes in the West, the experience and
nformation he derived from visits to
Europe to witness the military man
>euvres of international troops would
teem to fit him especially to give prac
.ical advice and counsul to the admin
stration in carrying out its policy in
-onnection with the Chinese complica
When Secretary loot took charge of
he war department it was announced
temi-oflicially that in the future Gen.
1liles would receive such consideration
is his high rank entitled him to, and
,hat lie would be the military adviser
>f the secretary of war. At the same
ime it was eettled that Gen. Miles,
vho has a large and valuable acquain
;ance in New York city, should be the
-ight-hand man of Secretary Root in
ill matters pertaining to the military
branch of the service. It was said in
this connection that personal jealous
tes, tinctured with political, wore in a
arge measure responsible for the shab
jy treatment Gen Miles is alleged to
dave received at the hands of the
2leveland administration, under See
ictary laamont, and that the same con
.ltion of affalrs coatinued during the
period when Gen. Alger presided over
he destinies of the war department.
it was also charged that Adjt. Gen.
3orbin was largely responsible for the
gnoring of Gen. Miles because the
rormer entertained aspirations not cal
.ulated to please the commanding gen
These subjects have been gossiped
ibout and threshed over in military
and social circles until they haie be
some too stale and unprolitabie for fur
ther speculation. The fact remains,
however, that Geon. Miles has been
p~ractically ignored in all of the impor
tant deliberations bearing upon the
American campaign in China. There
must be some1 valid and substantial
reason for the treatment he has been
subjected to. it is not reasonable to
supplose that, in view of all the com.
pliex questions involved in the Chinese
ituation, the adJministration would re
ruse any valuable suggestion from Gen.
Mviles or any oth~er reliable source.
Trhose who might throw some val
Liable light on the subject when inter
rogated become suddenly silent or
Ivasive, and intimate that no good
.:an come of the discussion of such a
Ielicate subject. it is whispered that,
although (Jon. Miles possessbs an un
blemished record as a soldier when in
the field, he is delicient in some of the
requirements of a successful and ellic
Dnt commanding general. It is alleged
that ho has a grievance, either real or
imaginary, against, his associates who
are graduates of the West Point Mili
tary Academy. it will be remembered
that he has risen practically from the
ranks of thbe volunteer branch of the
service to the most exalted position in
the army of his country. The griev
a ice appears t: have impaired, not
mnly his juidgment in military alfairs,
but it, has cot improved his personality.
lie permits it to permeate not only his
personal, but his oillal utterances and
the result lb that he frequently fiads
hinmself antagonizing tbe wishes and
thme policy of his ollicial superiors with
nut being able to furnish justiliable
reasons for so doing.
Jtecently Geon. Miles has evinced an
indifference to the peculiar position he
occupies in ollicial circles, and is appa
rently determined to derive all the
p~leasur-es and profits of hib high rank
without, being harrassod by the respon
sibilities which might otherwise rest
upon him. Attired in a walite duck
suit, wearing a straw hat with an ex
tremely broad brim, surroundled by a
gaudy hat bandl, patent, loather gaiters
with white duck "' spats," twirling a
mender cane, he suggests an elderly
out well conserved dandy on grand
promenade rather than the command
nig general of the United States army.
-Franklin J. Moses, at one time
ovAernor of South Carolina and also a
"roer speakier of the House of Repre
.ntatives of that Sta te, was arrested in
Bo'on la.,t Saturday, charged with the
arceny of $5 from John Hardy, a [Hos
~on business man. Moses has been liv
ng in WInthrop, and for a timoecon
luted a weekly newspaper at ltovere.
t is alleged that after disposing of his
nterest in the pap~er, he continued to
oleit advertisements for it, and Mr.
Blardy's complaint was entered as a
-esult of an alleged payment made to
M1r. Moses of $5 for an advertisemnent
ffhich did not appear. Moses wasI
>rought to the attention of the lHoston
>Olico in 1885, when he was arrested
n the char-ge of obtaining mooney
inder false pretenses from the late
'redorick Ames, Colonel Trhomas
Wentworth Higginson an l othere. Hie
asa then found guilty and was sent, to
he State prison for three years.
-Thie iate Colonel Charles Scott
Vonable, of the faculty of the Univor
ity of Virginia, was one of the great
~st, benefactors of that institution, and,
esldes his own gifts, secured, throughi
is influence, the large telescope) from
aeandecr McCormick, and gathereod the
'75,000 for its endowment. He was the
huthor of many well known ntebos
FIRST BALE OF COTTON.
It Came This Year, as it did Last
Year, From Patriclo County, in
Birmingham, Ala., Age-lierald.
The first bale of a season's great crop
is alway eagerly anticipated. Moved
at the head of ten million other bales,
It occupies an enviable position. It is
at the head of a procession that keeps
exchange in our favor and gold from
going out. It is the first of the coun
tr 's chief cash crop. There may be
other commercial and agricultural
kings, but there is none thateo readily
commando cash in all countries as King
Cotton, and the first bale is the begin
ning of the world's contributioD to the
TL first bale came this year from
San Patricio County, in southwestern
Texas, not far from Ban Antonio. This
county furnished the first bale last
year, but the bale of this year is two
days earlier in the season than the bale
of ast year was. Four planters com
bined their pickings in order to make
this bale, which weighs 564 pounds.
The bringing in of a bale on July 11
shows that the sun in Texas is able to
confound all the prophets, for they
had repeatedly said that the first bale
would not be received this year before
July 25. 'ho sun in Texas is no respec
tor of prophets and there are prophets
out of Texas who will share the fate of
those in that State. The truth is no
one knows what the opening and grow
ing crop will be in the aggregate.
There may be some who understand
the Chinese trouble or the iresidential
election, but there Is no one who can
" size up " the cotton crop.
-Mr. .J. T. Shuler, of Aiken County,
made quite a success out of his peach
crop this year. Ho has an orchard of
live Lundred young Elbertas that boro
their first crop this season, and they
were extra fint, some of them weigh
ing as much as fourteen ounces each.
He sold his finest specimens at $2.50 a
crate, and realized over $800 on the
crop. Mr. Shuler expects to set out
5,000 young peach trees next fall.
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